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After Peace Deal Rejection, President Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Less than a week after Colombian voters rejected a peace deal between the government and the FARC rebel group, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to their President, Juan Manuel Santos. 

Despite the ‘no’ vote, Nobel officials said the award is “a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace, and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process." 

We ask Adam Isacson, senior associate for regional security policy at the Washington Office on Latin America, if the Nobel news could give Santos any leverage to salvage the peace accord.

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